These days many things are making me feel older:

1-      The debate about work laws reform all focused on a sort of generational struggle. The general idea is: if you’re more than 24  you’re responsible for the youngers exploitation because you have a permanent job (in fact many people who’s also much older has a precarious job or no job too and less hopes of changing this situation).

2-       (sorry, I’ll be selfish now) To find a new white hair. My hair still match my brown eyes, but knowing that because of allergies I won’t be able to dye them make me watch every new white hair with certain apprehension.

3-      My favourite song – you know that song that seems to blow all your bad thoughts away when you listen to it – turned twenty and I bought the album it was in the very same year of its release (or maybe the fact that in twenty years I haven’t found another one that makes feel so alright is a sign of aging).

4-      To design new clothes with this thought in my mind: “This wouldn’t be to girlish for me?”. Then I see a picture of Madonna (so many years ahead of me) and think “I’m still so young” just before something reminds me that I’m not a millionaire pop star.

5-      Facebook. Since my (elder) sister convinced me that I absolutely should be on Facebook I’m trying to understand how it works and if it works for me. But at least I succeeded in making a new page  for this blog ( box in the sidebar) where I’ll try to post some extra . (and in my profile http://facebook.com/EllaKnittednotes    you can listen to my favourite song if you’re curious).

Well, after all I’ m far from being a relic …

new projects???

In questi giorni diverse cose fanno a gara nel farmi sentire come se io stessi inesorabilmente invecchiando:

1-      Il dibattito intorno alla riforma del lavoro. In pratica funziona così: se hai più di 24 anni (forse qualche trentenne giovane nell’anima non se ne è accorto ma quando si parla di disoccupazione giovanile si intende quella dei giovani tra i 15 e i 24 anni) sei responsabile dello sfruttamento dei più giovani perché hai un lavoro stabile (in realtà anche tra  chi di anni ne ha molti di più ci sono precari e disoccupati con prospettive pure peggiori).

2-      (perdonate l’egoismo) Trovare un nuovo capello bianco. I miei capelli sono ancora coordinati ai miei occhi marroni, ma sapere che, causa allergia, non potrò tingerli mi fa vedere anche un singolo capello bianco con una certa apprensione.

3-      La mia canzone preferita, quella che dalla prima nota spazza via i cattivi pensieri, ha ormai compiuto vent’anni e io ho comprato l’album che la contiene proprio quando è uscito (o magari il fatto che in vent’anni non ne ho trovata un’altra che mi faccia stare altrettanto bene è un chiaro segno di senescenza).

4-      Disegnare nuovi vestiti per me con in testa il pensiero: “questo non sarà troppo da ragazzina?” Poi vedo una foto di Madonna (che ha così tanti lustri di vantaggio su di me) e penso  “dai sei ancora così giovane” subito prima di ricordarmi che io non sono una pop star milionaria.

5-      Facebook. Da quando mia sorella (più grande di me) mi ha convinta della assoluta necessità di Facebook sto cercando di capire come funziona, ma soprattutto se funziona per me. In ogni caso sono riuscita a creare una pagina per il blog (vedi box nella colonna a lato) dove cercherò di postare anche qualche extra. (se poi morite dalla voglia di sapere qual è la mia canzone preferita andate nella bacheca sul mio profilo http://facebook.com/EllaKnittednotes).

Dopo tutto non sono ancora un vecchio relitto…

About Ella V

I love old movies, rock music, books, art... I'm intrested in politics. I adore cats. I knit...

2 responses »

  1. I agree with so many of your points – but maybe differ in thinking I would really never like to be under 30 again! I let gray hair be, it’s the new fashion around here since and many women told me that they are sick of dying their hair, and since I am not, they are not! The design thing is true – I don’t want to look like mutton dressed as lamb… It now seems to be easier (and infinitely more interesting) to become the person I am, rather than the person I have always wanted to be… have a good day!

  2. i think you should just adapt your style to your changing body as you get older! roll with it and adapt. I prefer how older sophisticated women dress to 20 year olds. it’s got way more va-va-voom.

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